White House to Propose System for Wide Monitoring of Internet (fwd)

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Mon Dec 23 00:35:32 UTC 2002

On Fri, 20 Dec 2002, batz wrote:
> Lets say you have a an IDS load balancer sitting on a GigE span
> port with a few sensors watching everything go by.  If an alert is
> triggered, a script is executed which goes out to the router closest
> to the origin of the session and initiates the overlaid tunnel.

On any major backbone the IDS function becomes

GlobalIDSFunction() {
   While (1) {
	printf("Attack Detected!");

Do you really want an automatic wiretap installed on your line
every time an attack is detected?  Have you recently connected a
system to the Internet that hasn't been attacked?

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